Take Action: Tell Gov. Abbott to Release the $4.5 Billion Our Public Schools Need

Texas public schools are in crisis. All Texas school districts must pass their budgets by the end of June, and we are seeing districts forced to lay off teachers and staff, cut student services, and close entire school campuses. While Gov. Greg Abbott may have tanked last year’s school funding bill, House Bill 1, with his voucher scheming, lawmakers set aside over $4.5 billion for our schools in the budget.  

Texas AFT calls on Gov. Abbott to use his authority as governor to disburse this funding. If he could call four special sessions to try to pass a voucher program, he can take emergency action to fund our public schools. If you agree, send an e-letter to the governor and make your voice heard today.